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View our new health videos, featuring experts on everything from medical negligence to preventing hair loss.

1. The benefits of stopping smoking 

There are many good reasons to stop smoking – statistics pertaining to morbidity and mortality amongst cigarette smokers are truly alarming. Many smokers still remain in denial about how damaging their addiction really is, so perhaps it’s worth approaching the issue in a more pragmatic way. Lifestyle GP Dr Chidi tells us about some of the biggest benefits to kicking the habit.

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2. Medical negligence: do you have a claim?

Your doctor has a legal duty of care to you as a patient. If they breach this duty, you could have a case for clinical negligence. Negligence is the breach of a legal duty of care that is owed to one person by another, and results in damage being caused to that person. Negligence exists in many forms, however clinical (or medical) negligence is expressly concerned with practicing doctors and other health professionals. Find out if you could make a claim with this advice.

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3. The truth behind clinical trials

Want to be the first to benefit from new medical treatment? Then perhaps taking part in a clinical trial could be the answer. Each trial is unique; some will need people who have a specific disease or condition, while others enroll healthy people to test new approaches to prevention, diagnosis and screening. Watch our online video for more information and advice on how to get involved.

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4. Good reasons to arrange for a prepaid funeral plan

It may be a difficult subject, but many people are opting for prepaid funeral plans to alleviate the burden on their families once they’re gone – find out why it could be a good option for you. A prepaid funeral plan allows you to protect your friends and family from the emotional and financial burden of arranging your funeral at an already difficult time. You make all your own decisions, paying for your funeral based on today’s prices.

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5. The benefits of private health care

Choosing private healthcare can supplement what is available on the NHS and give you more choice and flexibility. With all UK residents entitled to free healthcare from the NHS, it’s worth asking ourselves whether private healthcare is a worthwhile option? Health insurance could offer more choice and control over the level of care you get. It also may cover you for drugs and treatments not available on the NHS. Lifestyle GP Dr Chidi offers up some of the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision.

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6. Disability & mobility: top tips on products to help you move around your home more easily

Your home is a place where you ought to feel relaxed and at your most comfortable – free to move around and do as you please. Those coping with a disability may feel restricted and increasingly dependent, frustrated and upset by difficulties faced from previously straightforward tasks. However, this needn’t be the case. There is plenty of support and help available out there to ensure you can create a much more mobile home. Follow these simple tips to help make your life at home easier.

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7. Disability & mobility: get help on how to move around more easily when out and about

Don’t let your disability defeat your love for the great outdoors. Suffering from a condition such as arthritis, back or spinal troubles, leg, knee, hip problems or a poor heart shouldn’t impede on your ability to go out and about unaided. There are plenty of options available, whatever your needs – follow this advice from an occupational therapist to learn how to get out and about more easily.

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8. Nutrition & weight loss: top foods to help you lose weight

Losing weight is easy when you follow a balanced diet. Sometimes it really is as simple as it sounds – eat a balanced diet, get regular exercise and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier lifestyle that’ll help you to shed those unwanted extra pounds. So what are you waiting for? Use these tips to help you to kick-start a change in your daily routine.

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9. Nutrition & weight loss: foods that speed up metabolism

When it comes to weight loss, we’re often bombarded with so much information and advice that it’s easy for us to become overwhelmed before we’ve even started. Keep it simple. If you want to lose weight all you need to do is encourage your body to burn more calories than it consumes. The best way to do this is to eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly. Learn how to lose weight with these top tips on the best foods to eat to speed up your metabolism.

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10. Top tips to prevent hair loss

We all lose our hair. In fact on average we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day, in the shower, on the way to work, when we give it a quick brush or change our hairstyle. This amount of hair loss is normal and natural; it is our hair working through its growth cycle, and another one will soon replace it. But excessive hair loss, which can affect both men and women, can be very stressful. Follow these tips on how to keep your hair as healthy as possible to avoid hair loss.

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